Pound Hill Software Announces MetaGrove Suite 1.0 for Windows

Pound Hill Software has announced the release of MetaGrove Suite 1.0 for Windows XP platform. MetaGrove is a software suite of products that provide XMP metadata capabilities to users of Adobe Creative Suite CS2.

The MetaGrove Suite toolset optimizes descriptive metadata to fuel digital workflows. Plug-ins on Windows platform are available for Adobe Acrobat, Adobe Photoshop, and Adobe Illustrator. Building on Adobe's Extensible Metadata Platform open-source labeling technology, MetaGrove improves digital media workflows and allows repurposing of digital assets by making digital media files easier to describe and faster to find.

The MetaGrove Suite provides standardized cross-platform and cross-application metadata consistency and the ability to automatically enforce compliance with corporate and departmental standards. The end result is greater productivity and efficiency.

Applications within the MetaGrove Suite toolset are simply installed as plug-ins in Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator and Acrobat. Once installed, schemas are instantly available as menu items within above named applications. In addition, all of the expanded XMP capabilities offered by the standard MetaGrove plug-in are available to the user.

Adobe's Extensible Metadata Platform (XMP) is a labeling technology known as metadata that allows you to embed data about a file, into the file itself. With XMP, desktop applications and back-end publishing systems gain a common method for capturing, sharing, and leveraging this valuable metadata opening the door for more efficient job processing, workflow automation, and rights management, among many other possibilities.

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